Norton Provider Leadership Academy

In 2012, Norton Healthcare launched the first cohort of what is now the Norton Provider Leadership Academy (NPLA). This academy was created to offer providers the opportunity to increase their understanding of the business of  medicine and to prepare providers for the changing face of medicine.

Curriculum

The Norton Provider Leadership Academy offers a highly interactive, solutions-based curriculum. Classes are designed to accommodate busy schedules and blend on-site, online and self-study modules based on current management and leadership principles.

Providers who attend will learn more about:

  • Leadership and influence
  • Quality
  • Teamwork
  • Health care finance
  • Marketing and communications
  • Health care law
  • Economics of health care

The curriculum offers dedicated providers who are interested in preparing for the future of health care an opportunity to enhance their leadership competencies and skills. Offered in conjunction with the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL), the academy covers different topics in each course, including:

  • The changing role of physician leaders
  • Building effective teams
  • Health care financial management
  • Leading and managing strategic change
  • Engaging physicians and the health care team
  • Managing physician and provider performances
  • Performance and outcomes improvement

Education Tracks

All Attendees

Continuing medical education (CME) track:  Sessions are approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credits.

Physicians will be eligible for:

Certified Physician Executive (CPE) track: In addition to obtaining CME credits as listed above, complete the 10 on-site courses, additional online self-study courses and meet all other eligibility requirements to prepare to sit for the CPE capstone. The capstone is the final required step in the CPE certification program that will allow you to earn your CPE designation, which is awarded by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management (CCMM).

Master’s degree track: Complete all requirements for the 10 on-site sessions as well as any other prerequisite courses required for entrance into a master’s degree program in medical management, health care quality and safety, or business administration.

All courses completed in the CPE and master’s degree tracks require the participant to complete and pass a formal online examination.

Classes are held approximately one Saturday a month and include on-site AAPL and Norton Healthcare instructor-led courses and speakers. Classes are not scheduled in April, July and December.

Faculty

The Norton Provider Leadership Academy is taught by experienced instructors who incorporate a teaching style that engages and challenges participants. These individuals work with leading health care systems across the country, enabling them to bring national insight to the academy curriculum. Additionally, some courses are taught by leaders at Norton Healthcare.

Eligibility

The Norton Provider Leadership Academy is open to physicians and advanced practice providers employed by Norton Medical Group; UofL Pediatrics-contracted physicians and advanced practice providers; and Norton Healthcare contracted physicians who provide facility-based services through exclusive contracts, such as anesthesia, emergency medicine and radiology.

As part of the application process, providers who are accepted will:

  • Commit to two years of participation
  • Partner with a Norton Healthcare executive to complete a work project
  • Serve as a clinician champion working with the organization to improve the delivery of care
  • Serve as a mentor for future participants

Cost

Norton Healthcare pays the cost of the academy for providers who complete the program. Providers who do not complete the entire program will be required to pay a fee.

Apply

Providers can apply to the Norton Physician Leadership Academy from Sept. 12 to Oct. 25, 2019. To apply, complete the online application. Providers will be notified in mid-November regarding their status. The first session is scheduled for Jan. 25, 2020.

Complete An Application

For more information, contact:

Kenneth Wilson, M.D., M.S., CPE
Executive Consultant, Practice Administration
Norton Medical Group
ken.wilson@nortonhealthcare.org
(502) 272-5076

Steven T. Hester, M.D., MBA
Division President, Provider Operations  
System Chief Medical Officer
steven.hester@nortonhealthcare.org
(502) 4202218

James M. Frazier, M.D.
Vice President
Medical Affairs and Quality
jim.frazier@nortonhealthcare.org
(502) 420-2221

Joshua T. Honaker, M.D., MBA
Chief Medical Administrative Officer
Norton Medical Group
joshua.honaker@nortonhealthcare.org
(502) 272-5005

Tracy E. Williams DNP, R.N., FAAN, FNAP
Senior Vice President
Chief Nursing Development and Learning Officer
tracy.williams@nortonhealthcare.org
(502) 420-2219

Karen Busse, M.S., CCMEC
Director
Norton Healthcare Center for Continuing Medical Education
karen.busse@nortonhealthcare.org
(502) 446-5812

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